Cognitive Grammar : An Introduction: An Introduction

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Oxford University Press, 04.01.2008 - 584 Seiten
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This book fills a longstanding need for a basic introduction to Cognitive Grammar that is current, authoritative, comprehensive, and approachable. It presents a synthesis that draws together and refines the descriptive and theoretical notions developed in this framework over the course of three decades. In a unified manner, it accommodates both the conceptual and the social-interactive basis of linguistic structure, as well as the need for both functional explanation and explicit structural description. Starting with the fundamentals, essential aspects of the theory are systematically laid out with concrete illustrations and careful discussion of their rationale. Among the topics surveyed are conceptual semantics, grammatical classes, grammatical constructions, the lexicon-grammar continuum characterized as assemblies of symbolic structures (form-meaning pairings), and the usage-based account of productivity, restrictions, and well-formedness. The theory's central claim - that grammar is inherently meaningful - is thereby shown to be viable. The framework is further elucidated through application to nominal structure, clause structure, and complex sentences. These are examined in broad perspective, with exemplification from English and numerous other languages. In line with the theory's general principles, they are discussed not only in terms of their structural characterization, but also their conceptual value and functional motivation. Other matters explored include discourse, the temporal dimension of language structure, and what grammar reveals about cognitive processes and the construction of our mental world.
  

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Inhalt

Orientation
2
12 The Nature of the Beast
4
13 Grammar as Symbolization
13
Conceptual Semantics
26
22 Conceptual Content
42
Construal
54
32 Focusing
56
33 Prominence
65
Grounding
258
91 Subjective and Objective Construal
259
92 Type vs Instance
263
93 Nominal Grounding
271
94 Clausal Grounding
295
Nominal Structure
309
102 Noun Modifiers
317
103 Classification and Quantification
333

34 Perspective
72
35 Evidence for Semantic Claims
84
Fundamentals
90
Grammatical Classes
92
42 Nouns and Verbs
102
43 Classes of Relational Expressions
111
Major Subclasses
127
52 Perfective and Imperfective Verbs
146
Constructions General Characterization
160
62 Constructional Schemas
166
63 Unipolar vs Bipolar Organization
173
Constructions Descriptive Factors
182
72 Profile Determinance
191
73 Elaboration
197
74 Constituency
204
Rules and Restrictions
214
82 Assessing Conventionality
226
83 Networks of Constructions
236
84 Regularity
243
Structures
256
104 Inflection and Agreement
345
Clause Structure
353
112 Subject and Object
362
113 Clause Types
381
114 Complex Verbs
399
Complex Sentences
405
122 Clausal Connections
418
123 Finite Complements
436
Frontiers
454
Discourse
456
132 Conceptual Substrate
462
133 Discourse Genres
476
134 Structure Building
485
Engaging the World
499
142 Fictivity
523
143 Simulation and Subjectification
534
144 Mind Meaning and Grammar
538
References
540
Index
550
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